Sewing a Purse Using Dollar Tree Scarves

Michelle James
by Michelle James
6 Materials
2 Hours

I made this project with St. Patrick's Day scarves but it can be used with any scarves for any occasion or just to carry and use all of the time.

It is perfect to carry a water bottle so it is great for taking walks in the summer time or going to any parade!

It's just a fun project to make!

Grab one scarf. Iron the wrinkles out and fold it in half. (like a hamburger, not a hot dog).

Then fold the bottom up as far as you want to form the purse. I wanted a water bottle to fit inside so I used that as my height measure.

Use a sewing machine to stitch each side to form the purse.

I added in a little zipper pouch for a debit/credit card, cash or whatever. I figured out where I wanted it then stitched it across the top. Easy peasy!

Mine was best as far as I could make it to the right side of the bag. Then I could still create two tall pockets.

Once the little pouch is in, draw a line with a chalk pencil down the center, or slightly off center to create the two pockets in the purse.

Use the sewing machine to stitch on the chalk line.

Now, with a second scarf fold it in half lengthwise. (like a hot dog) Then fold it again lengthwise. I used an iron to crease it and make it easier to sew.

Stitch all the way around the "strap" for the purse. Be careful. It is slick and likes to slide around.

Then decide where you want to add it to the purse. I added mine to the back right below the fold over to the front.

I left the little tassels but you can remove them if you don't like them.

All that is left is to add a little embellishment to the front. I used a shamrock from a headband but if you are not doing a St. Pat's scarf then maybe a flower or something else.

Cut the shamrock from the headband and use a hot glue gun to add it to the front "flap" of the bag.

It turned out really cute! And it worked perfectly as a crossover bag. And the water bottle, or two, fits perfectly!

I hope you will try one. It is an easy sewing project.

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Thanks for reading!


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